While the Windows 11 rollout has gone smoothly for many users, there are some who have been impacted by a variety of issues and errors when trying to upgrade. One particularly peculiar problem is with a Windows 11 start menu broken error. In this instance, users seem to be struggling to get the much-discussed new start menu and taskbar layout to work for them. If this is the situation in which you find yourself, we have a couple of suggestions to help you get things working again.
How To Fix Windows 11 Start Menu Broken Error
There are two main fixes that seem to be most widely recognised as being effective. The first of these is to uninstall the most recent update. You can do this by completing the following steps:
- Open the Settings menu.
- Click on Windows Update.
- Click the Update History page.
- Under Related settings, click the Uninstall updates option.
- Choose the latest update.
- Click Uninstall and then Yes to confirm.
- Restart your computer.
The second option is to try creating a brand new user account. To do this:
- Go to Settings.
- Click on Accounts.
- Select the Family & other users page.
- Under Other Users, click on Add Account.
- Click on I don't have this person's sign-in information.
- Select Add a user without a Microsoft account.
- Follow the steps to create an account name and password. Complete the security questions, and press Next.
- Select the new account and click on Change account type.
- On the drop-down menu, choose Administrator.
- Press OK, sign out of the account, and sign-in with the new local account.
If you've tried these two options but are still struggling, then we'd suggest contacting Microsoft Windows support for additional help and advice.
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What Is The Start Menu Broken Error?
A number of users have found that after installing Windows 11, they are unable to see the new, redesigned Start Menu. Of course, for many, that may be no bad thing, if they prefer the start menu and taskbar of Windows 10. And most people do have the option of moving the taskbar back to its more traditional location. But in this particular situation, users aren't being given a choice.
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If this is happening to you, then try the solutions we outlined above. This should be sufficient to get your start menu working properly again.
For more articles like this, take a look at our How To and Windows 11 page.